04 June 2014

Better Life is to Go for Simplicity & Purity says Lao Zi in DaoDeJing 19

Better life does not come from accumulation of more but rather giving up to have less. Greed knows no ends.
Since young, we are taught to study hard, get good degrees and then earn a lot of money or be in high governmental positions. Such is typical of the thinking and wishes of many Chinese parents. But Lao Zi suggested that a better life is to gain for simplicity and purity or authenticity. Be true to ourself is more important than gaining glory and wealth especially at the expense of others.

Here is the mind-map for Dao De Jing 19 with text, translations and link to Chapter 3 The Problems and Answers for Men According to Lao Zi and a Bible reference to Luke 12:15.

Lim Liat (c) 4 June 2014

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